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Dr Etienne van der Walt’s research

A few months ago, I wrote an article on the 3 stages of creativity. Last week, I attended the Creative Innovation Conference 2019 and one masterclass in particular with Dr Etienne van der Walt. He mentioned the link between creativity, innovation and resilience. In my...

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TEDxCasey speaker

Today is... about self-promotion! Yes, let's be blunt, this is what this post is about. I will be speaking at TEDxCasey at the end of this month. My topic will be: "Re-designing our world. Small change = big impact". I will mention one of my favorites topic: Design...

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⇧ The future of housing ⇧

I noticed this post from Stas Korulin just a few days ago and I thought both the idea and execution were great: tacking the housing affordability and comfort in one go. I’m a big fan of the Passive House concept; I have been traveling the world to see/feel how those...

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⟳ A glimpse into the circular economy ⟲

I think by now most of you know my intention to design better products for the world, using “Design for the Triple Bottom Line” as a framework. A few weeks ago, I mentioned that it’s time to redefine the GDP; now I’d like to share with you this TED talk on the...

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❸ Three steps to design a profitable product – Step two ❸

I met with an entrepreneur last week; he has an idea for a new product and doesn’t quite know how to move forward. I outlined how to design a profitable product in three steps, and today I’ll share step #2. Step two is “design for manufacturing”. I have first to make...

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❸ Three steps to design a profitable product – Step one ❸

I met with an entrepreneur last week; he has an idea for a new product and doesn’t quite know how to move forward. I outlined how to design a profitable product in three steps, something I’d like to share with you today. The first is “design for functionality”. What...

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⩸ Additive manufacturing – 3D printing ⩸

I was teaching recently and sharing at some stage my thoughts around additive manufacturing, aka 3D printing, a term that you have probably heard of in the last few years. This technology has been around for decades and the novelty is that we can afford desktop 3D...

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Testimonials

"Philippe is a gifted Industrial Designer with the rare ability of coming up with relevant concepts and strategies on one hand and the ability of leading and inspiring a cross functional team to turn concepts up into profitable products on the other hand. One is his award winning products did create a whole new trend/category within the aquarium market."

— Alain Mars

Testimonials

"I reached out to Philippe for advice about a product innovation I had invented, because I was unsure how to move it forward. It was such a joy to exchange ideas with a fellow 'inventor' who warned me about all thinkable pitfalls, yet was encouraging and practical in his suggestions to take it to the next level. I've got a long way to go and therefore I cherish the priceless source of information and inspiration Philippe is, as an expert in bringing innovations to the market."

— Johanna Canberra